Entertainment 

Rainbow Six Siege servers down: PS4 and Xbox One issues hit players

UPDATE ONE: The latest update from Ubisoft is that engineers are looking into the issues, which are affecting players globally. While places in the UK and United States still appear down, there are other PS4, Xbox One and PC players who are reporting that services are returning to normal. ORIGINAL: Ubisoft have confirmed that Rainbow Six Siege servers are down for many players trying to access core services. Problems started around 9pm GMT, leaving many players unable to to start multiplayer matches. The cause of this is “degradation of service”…

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Euro “not sustainable” without radical reform, warn leading economists

A paper authored by German and French economists and entitled “Reconciling risk sharing with market discipline: A constructive approach to euro area reform” suggests that the European leaders including Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron face a race against time if they are to rectify the situation. The paper, published yesterday by the Centre for Economic Policy Research, states: “The European Monetary Union still has significant weaknesses, its institutional and financial architecture is unstable.” Among other things, the authors suggest that the debt rules set out in the Maastricht Treaty be…

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Le Touquet agreement: What is the Treaty of Touquet and what does deal mean for Britain?

What is Le Touquet agreement? Also known as the Treat of Touquet, the agreement lets British immigration officials carry out border checks in northern France rather than in Dover. The accord, which was first approved in February 2003, allowed the UK to set up checkpoints in Calais and Dunkirk.  Britain also runs these “juxtaposed” immigration checks from the Eurotunnel terminal at Coquelles and Paris Gare du Nord and Brussels Midi stations. French officials have insisted that the revamped deal will “complement” but not replace the original deal. Le Touquet agreement…

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Lifestyle 

Aussie flu MAPPED: Countries across the globe hit by influenza virus – with cases rising

Almost 200 people were admitted into intensive care during the second week of January, the latest report from Public Health England (PHE) revealed.  Aussie flu – the H3N2 strain of the influenza virus – was responsible for 20 of those patients. In total, 598 people were hospitalised with flu during the second week of January, and almost 50 of the hospital patients were infected with Aussie flu. But influenza isn’t just sweeping the UK – the report published by PHE also revealed other countries in the world to see an…

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‘He’s playing a CYNICAL GAME’ Macron SLAMMED over ‘violent’ attitude towards migrants

The French president Emmanuel Macron is “keeping his endgame under wraps” as he takes advantage of the public’s opinion of Paris having to deal with the migrant crisis, a prominent member of the country’s green party claimed.  David Cormand, the national secretary of France’s Europe Ecologie Les Verts (EELV) green party, said: “Mr Macron thinks he can do what he wants because he knows that the French have grown weary of the migrant crisis and of having to shoulder so much of the burden alone.  “Mr Macron is keeping his…

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Emmanuel Macron urged to be even TOUGHER on immigration as he meets Theresa May

His demands come as Mr Macron meets British Prime Minister Theresa May amid calls to renegotiate the Le Touquet agreement. Under the Le Touquet treaty Britain’s border is in Calais – a deal which angers the French who have to try and manage migrants making bids for Britain on a daily basis. Britain has already caved to some of France’s demands, with prime minister Theresa May pledging on Wednesday to pay some £44.5 million for extra security in Calais and take in more lone child refugees.  Mr Wauquiez, the hardline…

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Sport 

ALEXIS SANCHEZ LIVE: Transfer latest as shop starts printing Sanchez Man Utd shirts

ALEXIS SANCHEZ TRANSFER LATEST Alexis Sanchez‘ has agreed his move to Manchester United and it is now entirely reliant on Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is in talks with Arsenal United have agreed to let Mkhitaryan, 28, go… but he has two-and-a-half years left on his Old Trafford contract and is likely to demand a “golden goodbye” payment because he hasn’t asked to leave The official adidas shop on Oxford Street is printing Alexis shirts Alexis Sanchez could make his Manchester United debut against Burnley on Saturday but needs to be registered…

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North Korea crisis: Now MACRON wades in on Winter Olympics resolution with North Korea

The French leader today spoke with his South Korean counterpart, President Moon Jae-in, to pledge France “will continue to play its role and make contributions” towards resolving the standoff and making next month’s Winter Olympics a success. Mr Macron also welcomed progress made by the two Koreas on striking a deal on the North’s participation at the games, South Korean news agency Yonhap has reported. The phone call between the two premiers comes just a day after Seoul and Pyongyang agreed to march under a united flag at the 17-day…

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‘We have to deal with BRITAIN’S immigration problems!’ French fury at Le Touqet agreement

Mr Cahn, who is also an expert in law, told French paper Le Monde: “On paper, it’s a two-way deal, but only because French police can carry out border checks in Britain.  “But the migration movement is only going in one direction. “Migrants are trying to reach the UK from France, and not the other way around. “The treaty moved the British border to France, which has been left to bear the brunt of the migrant crisis in Calais alone.” The accord allows British police to carry out immigration checks…

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Transfer news LIVE updates: Alexis Sanchez to Man Utd; Arsenal star to sign new contract

Transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest gossip and rumours involving Europe’s top clubs Thursday 18 January Sturridge to Inter 17:30: Bookmakers Coral have slashed the odds further on Daniel Sturridge to join Inter Milan this transfer window to 1-4, having been 4-6 yesterday. Inter Milan and Sevilla have expressed their interest about a possible loan deal for the England international. But Coral think Inter will seal the deal later this month. “The money continues to pour in for Daniel Sturridge to join Inter Milan and punters are convinced that…

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